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>http://www.alternet.org/story/93188/

>Despite Overwhelming Evidence, Creationists Cling to Unreality

>By Nathan Schneider, AlterNet
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>	 When Russia scared the United States half to death by 
>launching the Sputnik ... The Biological Sciences Curriculum Study 
>...  setting forth a scientist-approved, evolution-based curriculum 
>that schools eagerly adopted.  In the spirit of nationalism, 
>Christians began folding evolution snugly into their faith

	This is false.  Mainstream Christian scholarship & doctrine, 
especially in the Roman version, had long before this overcome the 
misleading 'evolution or God' furphy.  That process began long before 
the USA's response to Sputnik.

RM